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  1. Moscow and the Emergence of Communist Power in China, 1925–30

    The Nanchang Uprising and the Birth of the Red Army

    By Bruce Elleman

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book examines the emergence of Communist power in China during the interwar period, focusing especially on the role of the Soviet Union and the 1927 Nanchang Uprising. It describes the history behind the alliance between the Chinese Communists and Nationalists, the impact of the USSR's...

    Published June 1st 2010 by Routledge

  2. Chinese Society

    Change, Conflict and Resistance, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth J. Perry, Mark Selden

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This bestselling introduction to Chinese society uses the themes of resistance and protest to explore the complexity of life in contemporary China. An interdisciplinary and international team of China scholars draw on perspectives from sociology, anthropology, psychology, history and political...

    Published March 10th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Divine Justice

    Religion And The Development Of Chinese Legal Culture

    By Paul R. Katz

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    This book considers the ways in which religious beliefs and practices have contributed to the formation of Chinese legal culture. It does so by describing two forms of overlap between religion and the law: the ideology of justice and the performance of judicial rituals. One of the most important...

    Published December 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  4. Was Mao Really a Monster?

    The Academic Response to Chang and Halliday’s "Mao: The Unknown Story"

    Edited by Gregor Benton, Lin Chun

    Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday was published in 2005 to a great fanfare. The book portrays Mao as a monster – equal to or worse than Hitler and Stalin – and a fool who won power by native cunning and ruled by terror. It received a rapturous welcome from reviewers in the...

    Published June 30th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Origins of the Modern Chinese Press

    The Influence of the Protestant Missionary Press in Late Qing China

    By Xiantao Zhang

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book traces the emergence of the modern Chinese press from its origins in the western Christian missionary press in the late nineteenth century. It shows how the western missionaries and their evangelical/educational newspapers changed the long-standing traditional practices, styles, content,...

    Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Quest for Gentility in China

    Negotiations Beyond Gender and Class

    Edited by Daria Berg, Chloe Starr

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The quest for gentility has shaped Chinese civilization and the formation of culture in China until the present day. This book analyzes social aspirations and cultural practices in China from 1550 to 1999, showing how the notion of gentility has evolved and retained its relevance in China from late...

    Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge

  7. The Poet-historian Qian Qianyi

    By Lawrence C.H Yim

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    This book is the first English language study of Qian Qianyi (1582-1664) - a poet and literary critic during the Ming-Qing dynastic transition. Although Qian’s works constitute some of the greatest achievements in pre-modern Chinese lyric poetry, they have been largely understudied and are poorly...

    Published April 30th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Christian Heretics in Late Imperial China

    Christian Inculturation and State Control, 1720-1850

    By Lars Peter Laamann

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Following the prohibition of missionary activity after 1724, China's Christians were effectively cut off from all foreign theological guidance. The ensuing isolation forced China's Christian communities to become self-reliant in perpetuating the basic principles of their faith. Left to their own...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  9. Intellectuals in Revolutionary China, 1921-1949

    Leaders, Heroes and Sophisticates

    By Hung-yok Ip

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    This book originally examines how prominent communist intellectuals in China during the revolutionary period (1921 to 1940) constructed and presented identities for themselves and how they narrated their place in the revolution....

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Peasants and Revolution in Rural China

    Rural Political Change in the North China Plain and the Yangzi Delta, 1850-1949

    By Chang Liu

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    This book explores rural political change in China from 1850 to 1949 to help us understand China’s transformation from a weak, decaying agrarian empire to a unified, strong nation-state during this period. Based on local gazetteers, contemporary field studies, government archives, personal memoirs...

    Published April 2nd 2009 by Routledge